Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Recently I posted about a band Ryan and I went to see in Indy called Splitlip Rayfield. I briefly explained the lead singer's battle with throat cancer.
I knew it would probably be the last time I saw him, but I had no idea the end was so near.
On February 22, Kirk Rundstrom lost his battle. I am so thankful he made the choice to go out on the road one last time before he passed away. That had to take a huge amount of courage and strength, both physically and emotionally. The last few shows of the tour were actually cancelled due to his rapid deterioration. We had the pleasure of his presence in Indy only 3 weeks ago, and now he's gone.
Kirk leaves behind two little girls Ellie and Mollie, and his wife Lisa. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Kirk was only 37 years old.
I pray he is at peace................
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Did you hear about the nurse who died and went straight to hell? It took her two weeks to realize she wasn't at work!
You know you work in the medical field if... you would like to meet the inventor of the call light some night in a dark alley.
You know the smell of different diarrhea to identify it.
You've been telling stories in a restaurant and made someone at another table "sick".
You've told a confused patient that your name was that of your coworker and to holler if they need help.
You get excited over the most painful injuries in ER because they're cool to look at.
Your bladder can expand to the size of a winnebago's water tank.
You find yourself checking out other customer's veins in grocery waiting lines.
You avoid unhealthy looking shoppers in the mall for fear that they will drop near you and you'll have to do CPR on your day off.
Your finger has gone places you never thought possible.
You have seen more penises than any prostitute.
If you are not in the medical field and have been sent this by a friend who is, it's
just to help you understand our mind set and questionable mental status/sanity. Most of the time we function in spite of this sick sense of humor, fairly normally and very responsibly. Scary, huh?????
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I guarantee that you have all seen her in pictures from different shows we have been to together. Stop by to see her blog...let her know we're all out here.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
OK, I'm asking myself as I type......is this really blog-worthy?? Yes...it sure is.....
Why are we all so interested in the fall of the rock star? Maybe because we have nothing that interesting going on in our lives.
Personally, I think if she wanted to shave her head....let her....who cares. But apparently, she wasn't too happy with herself, because she was spotted in this horrid wig the very next day.
Does this mean she's crazy?? I don't know. Is it a cry for help like some people have said...or is it a young star just getting attention. You know, I've heard it more than once..."any publicity is good publicity." Is that what she's thinking, or is she thinking at all?
She reminds me of Sinead O'conner. Too bad she can't sing like Sinead............
Friday, February 16, 2007
This is Matt and Liz...a couple of our fellow Hookahheads.....................
The show was at Birdy's in Indy. It's a small venue, but those are my favorite. I like it when I can look right into the singers' eyes, or even talk to the band when the show's over. It seems so much more personal that way...almost like they're playing in your garage or something :-)
Can you tell Ryan and Clint miss eachother???
Here's little miss Liz in her POO hat...how sweet!!!
Ryan, Matt, and Clint
This bass was really awesome...it's made out of a gas tank from something, and it's only got one string. it sounded surprisingly wonderful!!!!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Jerry's lickin' his lips for those treats his daddy made for him :-)
When I got home at midnight, the car and sidewalk were clear.....
The first picture was taken at 1:45 AM. We knew we woulnd't be working the next day, so we stayed up all night!!
The 2nd pic was taken at about 4:30 am......didn't look too bad yet......
This picture was taken at about 5:30 am.....the wind was blowing so hard, you couldn't even see my car!!!!
This one is Tuesday afternoon at about 3:00 pm....we obviously hadn't made the effort to start shoveling yet!!!
It was still blowing pretty hard at about 8:30 Tuesday night, but we did manage a path for the dogs at least. It had blown over by the time the camera came back out..........
And this is the last of the evolutionary pictures I took.............This was Wednesday night at 10:00 pm........................dang it.......I know I have to get out of that tomorrow!!!!
If you didn't notice............our trash can is almost completely buried.......that drift touches my front window!!!!
Friday, February 09, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
AHHHHH!!! When Ryan and I got home last night, the house was about 50 degrees. It still felt a lot better than it did outside, but man, that's cold!!!
We knew there was nothing we could do last night, so we dug out the dog's sweaters and got them all bundled up. We pulled the space heater out of the garage and turned it up full blast, got in our comfy pants from Grammy, and curled up on the couch with all four dogs under the blankets with us. It wasn't bad, really.
A little while before we went to bed, we moved the heater to our bedroom and closed the door. By the time we went to bed, our room was nice and toasty. We piled the blankets on, and let all the dogs sleep in our room. Normally we don't do that. Jerry is the only one who sleeps in our room most of the time, but it was just too cold everywhere else. They were all good puppies. They didn't wake us up or make any messes or chew anything up....actually, I was a little surprised.
By the time we got up this morning, the house was about 45 degrees. It was so hard to get out of bed. We called our friend Russ (he was in the Super Bowl pictures) because he worked in heating and cooling before he started his electrician's apprenticeship. We got lucky because he had the day off due to the weather. He was at our house within a half hour of the time we called him. That's quicker than any repairman EVER!!!
Turns out the motor died. I had been warned that the motor was on it's last leg the last time I had the furnace worked on. So I guess it was just a matter of time. Luckily, since Russ is a good friend of ours, we had no labor fees....we'll probably buy him a case of beer. The motor only cost a little over a hundred bucks, so that was a lot better than I thought it was gonna be. The great thing is....I actually have the money for a change.
It's so nice to be able to take care of those little emergencies right when they happen instead of having to wait for the next paycheck. I'm so thankful that I have been able to get back on my feet financially after all this divorce crap. Had this happened two years ago, I would have either borrowed the money and been in more debt to someone, or I would've just dealt with it and lived with space heaters for the rest of the winter. I don't have to live like that anymore, and I love it!!
So, today, I am thankful for my friends, my furnace, and my funds.........
I came across this on a website called slashdot:news for nerds....I found it interesting, and I think I could've told anyone this a long time ago.....who needs the scientists to figure this out for us??
Click on the high lighted link to read the entire article....
Jeremy Dean writes "Once past saying 'hello' and 'how are you?' to someone you've just met, what is next? How do we make friends and get to know other people? Psychologists have talked about the importance of body language, physical appearance and clothing but they've not been so keen on what we actually talk about. A recent study put participants in same-sex and opposite-sex pairings and told them to get to know each other over 6 weeks (Rentfrow & Gosling, 2006). Analysing the results, they found the most popular topic of conversation was music. What is it about music that's so useful when we first meet someone and what kind of information can we extract from the music another person likes? "
Monday, February 05, 2007
Russell and Holly....Aren't they sweet???